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Parmak Solar-Pak 6 Fence Charger

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Parmak Solar-Pak 6 Fence Charger

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Product Summary:

Parmak Solar Pak 6 Fence Charger

America's first solar-powered electric fencer, the Parmak Solar Pak 6, is low impedance and features exclusive built-in performance meter. It shocks through wet weeds and brush for livestock control in small to medium size pastures.

The Solar Pak 6's laser-trimmed, computer-precision, solid state circuitry provides reliable, powerful low impedance shock to end of fence. It uses free energy from the sun for maximum shock, day or night, and eliminates the need for expensive battery replacement or inconvenient recharging. The at-a-glance built-in performance meter shows you the fence condition: good, marginal or bad. While reaching maximum power in direct sunlight, battery will charge even on cloudy days, and will operate for 21 days in total darkness when fully charged.

See also Parmak T-Post Solar Pak Mounting Bracket: E015016

Features:

  • Powerful low impedance design
  • Exclusive built-in performance meter
  • Powerful solar panel
  • Will operate for 21 days in total darkness
  • Weatherproof, outdoor model
  • Analog display
  • Ideal for small to medium pastures
  • Low impedance
  • Contains horses, cattle, pigs, and dogs
  • UL Listed
  • 2-Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty and 1-Year battery warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A.
Item Specifications:

Power:
Solar/6-volt battery-operated

Output Joule Rating:
1.4

No Load:
11,500 volts

500 Ohms Load:
2,650 volts

Distance:
25 miles

Product Reviews by Customers

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What amazing little set up to have a solar hot wire panel system for your field
We have used The Pak systems before for hot-wiring are fences we never went solar till now.
The instructions that first for kind of confusing when instructions said two days in full solar for charging then the tag on the machine itself said 5 days the systems running great we expected by a couple of more for other pastors
January 17, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
The best charger you can buy! Parmak is #1 in the Industry or should be.
We have owned Parmak Chargers both Solar powered and the plug-in type for over 45 years. We use them for Horses, dogs, sheep and unfortunate kitty's (there own fault). My grandpa had a Parmak charger so when we needed to get one, I bought the same type: Parmak. Had one that we found in a old barn. The box was all rusted and beat to heck but I plugged it in and it worked for another 12 years. We love the solar model. We move it around with the stock and have had no problems. Easy.... no maintenance....worry free product! Plus if your charger has a problem, Parmak has a wonderful repair department. Fast, inexpensive and the turn around is quick. Parmak is the best charger for the money that you can buy. It's worth every penny, not having to worry if the fence charger is working and it will keep your neighbors dogs out of your pastures too!
September 20, 2016
Works Right Out of the Box
This product replaces one that was purchased over 30 years ago and broke when it fell of the post. So, I expect this one to last at least 30 years!
June 10, 2016
Sturdy and works great
I got this to replace a cheaper charger that never worked great and broke quickly. This charger has a great charge and is so much sturdier. My horses who kept testing the fence before won't go near it now.
May 25, 2016
Durable and dependable
A safe and effective horse fence charger that works well even through tough Montana winters. Purchased 2 in 2001 with use every day since purchase and both are still going strong. Only changed batteries 3 times since 2001. Ordering a 3rd one to charge a recently installed rotational/rest grazing system to include a large pasture paradise track.
May 4, 2016
Easy to set up- works very well.
Received within days after making my order. This fencer is easy to set up and works very well. Easy to turn on and off switch, helpful gauge tells you if fence is working well or needs attention. So far we have been very pleased with it.
April 3, 2016
Worth It
This is the second one we purchased cause husband destroyed box and its not husband proof:) Works and does its job.
November 19, 2015
Love it!
I've been using electric fencers for 10 years. I've had this fencer for two years now and I love it! The only problem is finding a battery that can stand up to cold Canadian winters. I find the battery goes dead when it drops below about -15C, which means the fence is not working at night. I have a small herd of quiet horses who will stick to the hay when it gets that cold but I am trying to find a lithium battery that will work so I can reliably have a powered fence on cold nights.Other than in the winter I have not had a cloudy day when the fence is not working. One summer day when the power was out, I forgot the fencer was solar and grabbed the fence - oh boy!
January 5, 2015
It's all we buy
First unit continues to work flawlessly now on its 2nd year. We needed another and could have gotten a fence charger from another company for half the price, but why? Why do I want to worry about it?Nope... sometimes things are worth a little extra money.
November 23, 2014
Great product
4th Parmak fence charger in 25 years, all work great although the cows might think they work too well for their liking.
August 4, 2014
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To keep horses from pushing down on new fence. This looks like what I need for this problem, since no access to electricity.
Sally G on Jul 12, 2017
Better than any other fence charger and always at a great price
Anita D on Mar 26, 2017
To keep horses from pushing down on new fence. This looks like what I need for this problem, since no access to electricity.
Sally G on Jul 12, 2017
Chose this for protection of bee hives within the fence. This charger fits recommendations. Desired solar. Hope it deters bear and raccoon.
Suzanne S on May 31, 2017
Better than any other fence charger and always at a great price
Anita D on Mar 26, 2017
solar power ,goses like a rocket LOVE IT,keeps my hafflinger in which is hard to do
SANDY W on Mar 17, 2017
Goats eating my garden
Katie W on Mar 9, 2017
Used this charger for years very happy with performance
Huey L on Sep 22, 2016
Great Chargers, and Parmak has a great warranty. Even when one is out of warranty, I send it back for repairs.
CHARLENE H on Mar 1, 2016
okay product, I suggest going with the next step up and a fence charger that puts out more of a jolt. The goats did try this box a few times. After switching boxes they quit touching the fence.
G A on Jan 29, 2016
Reviews were positive, price was the best at Country Supply.
Josephine I on Feb 10, 2015
It's solar no running of electric cords, all solar more convenience
PEGGY L on Jan 30, 2015
Heard that this was an excellent solar fencer from the ranch owner where I currently board my horses.
MELINDA B on Jul 5, 2014
Chose this for protection of bee hives within the fence. This charger fits recommendations. Desired solar. Hope it deters bear and raccoon.
Suzanne S on May 31, 2017
solar power ,goses like a rocket LOVE IT,keeps my hafflinger in which is hard to do
SANDY W on Mar 17, 2017
How is this charger grounded?
A shopper on May 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: A grounding rod, not included. Connect with green grounding wire.
Does this come with a battery?
A shopper on Feb 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does. ... I use mine for dogs. .. been working through snow and holding a strong charge. 1yr+ and counting.

I would recommend to anyone. ..
Quit turning on what could be my problem?
Justin B on Jun 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I found my hot wire one time touching my metal field fence grounding it out, the needle went back to green when I untangled it. If its not powering up at all , could be a problem with the battery not holding a charge anymore.
stopped turning on?
A shopper on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I had a problem with mine at first. Turns out I had a short in one of the wires and it was causing the unit to drain. Is it making a faint "clicking" noise (do you see the needle bounce at all?) check that there isn't an corrosion on the ground wire and that your other connections are tight. If all else fails open the unit and test the battery. Hope that helps.
can i buy a battery for this charger?
A shopper on Jun 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, item # BXF5706 Parmak Replacement 6 Volt Battery
I am thinking of using your solar charger to electrify 2 wires of a 5 wire horse fence. I plan to run the wires straight through the center of each post (treated pine 4 in. diameter.) insulated by small non conductive electrical conduit and sealed at each end with RTV.. Do you think this setup is feasible?
Robert K on May 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I cannot guarantee that this would adequately contain your livestock.
Does this charger have an on/off switch?
Patricia H on Mar 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The black toggle in the lower center part of the control box is the on/off switch. My unit has worked well to protect my garden from deer for two years now.
HOW LONG DO THE BATTERIES USUALLY LAST? WARRANTY?
MELINDA B on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have about a dozen 12 and 6 volt Parmaks. I've had the new 12v units go for 5 years before the battery needs replacing. The 6 volt unit uses half the batteries of the 12 v. I would expect it to last nearly as long. The service at the company is great. I've bought old used units that had problems and I sent them back to the factory for service at a very reasonable cost. These things are bomber, definitely a step above others on the market.
I bought 1 of these approx 4months ago will not work battery is good any suggestions?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine took 2 days of sun to charge(hangs on fence post) then has worked great now for 2 yrs.,make sure you have it connected & grounded properly too. Also make sure you dont have weeds, brush growing on fence wire or tape. It should read in the green area when charged! If yours still does not work then take it back to store. I bought mine new at TSC Good Luck
What type of wire/tape would you recommend to use with this fence charger?
A shopper on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I prefer the old fashioned wire, but you can use any type you want. While the tape or rope type have better visibility, I just tie on some surveyors tape if there is a new horse or I move the fence. The wire is more reasonably priced, sturdier, longer lasting and easier to repair.
what do color codes mean?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The green on the indicator needle means the fence is properly charging. Red means there is a problem with the box or on the fence. Last month I was checking on it and found the needle on red and found my hot wire had got blown or pushed into my field fence grounding it out. Got the hot wire loose from the fence and it was back in the green and working properly. Had this charger for about four months now and have been real happy with it. Keeps my neighbors donkey from pushing down on my field fence!
Show me how to replace the battery in the 25 mile Parmak fence charger ? Thanks
Pamela on Aug 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: How to open a Parmak Solar-Pak Battery Compartment
The solar panel is riveted to battery case.
The battery case lid is attached to the battery case by friction.
Remove the battery compartment lid by either pulling straight up on the solar panel or by using a flat head screwdriver lift battery case lid just above the raised ridge of battery case.
Carefully remove the battery case lid with solar panel to expose battery inside battery case. There may be cardboard packing inside the battery case used to keep the battery from shifting during shipment.
Replace cardboard after installing new battery. This will keep the new battery from moving inside the case.
Once the battery is installed, replace battery case lid securely by pressing down on the battery case lid. Make sure battery case lid is attached securely to the battery case. Be careful not to pinch wires between the battery case and the battery case lid when replacing the battery case lid.
is this canadian funds?
Nancy D on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: don't know as i bought this in usa. great product. have had no trouble with mine.
Will this charger work with powerfields 7mm poly rope? I plan t use 3 strands for a 1 acre paddock.
kris m on Feb 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is for an electric fence. Does the poly rope include wire in its makeup? If so, it will work. I use heavy duty white tape with the wire, and it works great. Make sure you ground it well.
Hello,
My solar chargers needle is above the green but when I test the fence line directly, charge is very low.  I've checked the hot lines and they are not hitting grass or wood.  I use 2 lines of electrobraid horse wire and the area is about 6 acres.  I have 3 copper grounds in a triangle placed in a damp soil area.  I got the unit last year and followed instructions for charging before using.  Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks, Kim
A shopper on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ours works great on three acres. I also have double strands but both are connected together at the ends on either side of the gate which is not electrified. Contact with the ground and touching the fence is quite a zap.
It seems my battery isn't charging how long does it take to charge from being totally dead or in the red zone ?
Paul A on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: My charger stopped working. I took it to the feed store and they tested the battery, said it was fine. The feed store lady gave me the phone number for the Parmark company. Called them, the were as nice as could be. I ended up shipping it to them .... they fixed it and mailed it back, no charge. So get the battery tested, if it is not that, call the company. Good luck!
How to. Change the battery?
A shopper on Nov 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The solar panel can be removed (very carefully because the wires stay attached) from the base of the charger.
Slide the old battery up and out of its location. Disconnect the old battery connections and connect the new battery sliding it back in place. Then you "snap" the solar panel back on.

I have done it by myself, but if someone can help you by holding the solar panel it would be easier.

Just be careful not to pull on the wires too much.